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Female Minor Was Stabbed 52 Times

A gruesome discovery was made on Wednesday morning in Mahogany Heights. Seventeen-year-old Jasmine Petillo was brutally stabbed multiple times before her body was dumped in a ditch behind the community, [...]

Social Scientists Say Gang Interventions Are Not Working

A recent murder on LaCroix Boulevard in Lake I suggests that a longstanding feud between the PIV and bakaland gangs is escalating. These turf wars, rivalries and retaliations have accounted [...]

ACP Chester Williams Responds – Stop Talking and Start Helping

Those comments have not been taken well by those on the ground doing the interventions. Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams struck back in his own unique style.   ACP [...]

Fifteen Arraigned in Human Smuggling Ring

Fifteen persons, including ten Salvadoran men, a Belizean farmer and four Salvadoran women were today arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for different offenses mounting from an alleged smuggling [...]

Central Bank Loses Citibank to Derisking

For the past couple months, the issue of de-risking has been placed on the backburner as other pressing national issues, including the Sarstoon and the B.T.L. arbitration award, have taken [...]

Don’t Blame It on the PUP, Says Briceño

The arbitration award will continue to dominate conversations for the next little while, perhaps escalating even, as people begin to recognize the enormity of a four hundred million dollar debt, [...]

PUP Says the UDP is Fostering a Perfect Economic Storm

Apart from claiming that the half-a billion dollar payout for B.T.L. is a deal and a victory, the Prime Minister has gone on record to say that they will not [...]

Will the PUP Count Lord Ashcroft as an Ally?

And then there’s the man who is walking away with the half a billion dollar payout. Lord Ashcroft has been a messiah and a pariah, a friend and a fiend [...]

The PUP Will Not Re-Engage in Guatemala Talks

The Sarstoon River remains a question mark. There are no official rules of engagement or protocols. As far as News Five has proven, civilians cannot go in there. We’ve been [...]

How Will Brexit Affect the Caribbean?

British withdrawal from the European Union, widely referred to as Brexit, follows the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.  It is a non-binding vote that took place last Thursday in [...]

Historian Explains Caribbean Links to England’s Rise to Power

From a historic perspective, the Caribbean, according to Vice-Chancellor Beckles, has been central to England’s rise to power.  He contextualizes the history of England’s involvement in the region.   Sir [...]

Beckles Says Brexit Will Have Adverse Effects on the Region

Those in favor of leaving the E.U. say that it would allow the U.K. to better control immigration, thereby reducing pressure on public services, housing and jobs.  It would also [...]

AAA Security Employee is Lucky GST Raffle Winner

Triple ‘A’ Security employee Delsie Smith is the lucky winner of the G.S.T. Grand Raffle. At two o’clock this afternoon, her name was successfully chosen from thousands of tickets and [...]

GST Commissioner Says Raffle Met its Goals

The raffle was done to give back to the community as part of the tenth anniversary celebration of the General Sales Tax Department. Commissioner Betty-Ann Jones told News Five that [...]

Unlmtd Promotes New Video

Today, Belizean musician Bernard Cayetano, street name Unlmtd, stopped by our studio to promote a new video. He’s based in Belize City’s Lake I, and isn’t exactly a stranger on [...]